Malian refugee Abou and his friends stand on a sparse Moroccan hillside looking out at the tiny Spanish enclave of Melilla. All that stands between them and Europe are three towering fences.
“A masterpiece of empathy and moral imagination.” – Joshua Oppenheimer
German filmmakers Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner entrusted Abou with a camera to film life in the makeshift camp the men call home. From the inside, Abou casually captures the danger and the camaraderie, the boredom and the hope, the quasi-normality and the extraordinary singularity of life in this limbo land.
Forget the headlines, the statistics, and the politics of global migration: through Abou’s lens, the desperation of tens of thousands of refugees to reach Europe becomes tangible and deeply moving.